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5th Annual Seattle Slack Key Festival
Town Hall Theatre Seattle Washington
Seattle , WA
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5th Annual Seattle Slack Key Festival
The Fifth Annual Seattle Slack Key Festival features many of the Hawaii's Master Musicians including: Roland Cazimero, Jerry Santos, Palani Vaughan, Kamuela Kimokeo, Patrick Landeza, Cyril Pahinui, Jeff Peterson, Peter Moon, Jeff Au Hoy, Benny Chong, Nathan Aweau and more.  Emcees Skylark Rossetti and Braddah Gomes and Hula Halau Pulamahiaikelikolehua add to this fantastic line-up.  We'll also enjoy Hawaiian tropical flowers and prize drawings.

The show is being held at Town Hall Theatre November 10, from 2:00 to 6:00pm.  Doors open at 12:00 for Hawaiian food arts and crafts and our wonderful Luthiers (guitar makers).

Town Hall is located at 1119 8th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101-2738   (206) 652-4255

General admission tickets are $35 (side seating) and $50 (center back seating).

VIP admission tickets are $125. Enjoy the front center section best seats in the house for the performance PLUS an exclusive VIP Reception includes Meet the Artists, Heavy Pupu, Entertainment and more.

VIP includes a FREE screening of "Let's Play Music with Cyril Pahinui and Friends" on November 9, from 4:30 to 6:00pm.

VIP Meet the Artists Reception will be held on Saturday, November 9th, at 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

This VIP event sells out every year so get your tickets early! When you purchase VIP tickets, your name will automatically be added to the guest list.

Learn to play Slack Key and Ukulele

Workshops in Slack Key, and Ukulele will be held November 9, 2013 beginning at 10:15am.

Roland Cazimero,  Nathan Aweau, and Cyril Pahinui, traditional masters of Kiho'alu or slack key guitar (10:15am to 12:00) and Benny Chong and Peter Moon on ukulele (12:45 to 2:30pm) instruct in the kanikapila style.

Nana ka maka; ho'olohe ka pepeiao -watch with the eyes, and listen with the ears. Thus one learns. This traditional method provides the perfect instruction to this rich tradition. Students of all levels will be guided through simple exercises and solos to create the slack key sound.

Slack key can be played on any guitar, acoustic or electric. The term refers to both the musical style and the myriad ways the instrument is tuned. Instructors teach several traditional tunings. In addition, you'll learn the use of vibrato, harmonics, slurs, harmonies in thirds and sixths, legato playing and other musical ideas that have helped create a distinctive guitar sound. This lush finger-picking style will add new sounds and flavors to your entire repertoire.

Workshop sessions will be held at Dusty Strings Music School for $40 per session.

To sign-up please contact:
Dusty Strings Music School Director
(206) 634-1662

Participation is limited so please register early.  Students must bring their own guitar or ukulele.

Questions?   Email Cyril at: or call 808-722-8575.

Event Accommodation special at:
American Hotel
520 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 622-5443

More info and tickets at


Town Hall Theatre Seattle Washington (View)
1119 8th Ave.
Seattle , WA 98101-2738
United States


Music > Festivals
Music > Folk
Music > World

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Chelle Pahinui
On BPT Since: Mar 18, 2009
Cyril Pahinui
808 896-1911


Question: is there not assigned seating for the $125 tickets? I just looked and they say nothing about it. mahalo!
Answer: Aloha and mahalo for your question. No the venue does not allow for assigned seating. However the $125 ticket is an inclusive ticket that includes seating in the front center section. Only those with this ticket will be allowed to sit in this area. It also includes admision to the the film on Sat and the Meet the Artist's event as well as a t-shirt and poster.. If you would like center middle seating and do not care about the other things, Buy the $50 ticket that gives you the 2nd best seating at the Sunday main event. If you have further questions please do email us again. Mahalo and look forward to seeing you there. Cyril
Question: Is there handicapped wheelchair access & seating?
Answer: YES there is Wheel Chair Access and a special seating area for those in chairs.
Question: Is there wheelchair access & seating?
Answer: Yes there is Wheel Chair access and special seating area for chairs
Question: Will T-shirts be available for purchase?
Answer: Yes, t-shirts will be available in limited quantity. We use these for our VIP, Volunteers, Musicians, and Halu and depends on what is left over will be at ethe event for sale. So best is to pick up asap when you arrive. Also, can email to reserve at
Question: Will T-shirts be available for purchase?
Answer: Yes t-shirts will be available in limited quality at the event. So must buy asap when you arrive. We use the t-shirts for our VIP, Volunteers, Musicians and Halau so depends on what they take and what is left for event sales. Mahalo and aloha. If you want to reserve shirt please email us at

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